What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio, September 17-19, 2021

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Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!

Local farms are gearing up for Fall Festivals and activities! Start your planning by checking out these posts:

1. Scioto Fest 2021 at Scioto Audubon Metro Park

Scioto Fest at Scioto Audubon Metro Park includes outdoor activities like rock climbing, kayaking, camping and live music! Friday night includes a Yappy Hour for your dog! The fest takes place Friday and Saturday.

2. Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival

Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival takes place September 17-19, 2021 and includes live music, vendors, artisans and food! Tickets are available online. Kids under age 4 are free. Please note: there is no Family Fun Zone this year.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Gahanna, Ohio

3. Moonlight Movies at Polaris Fashion Place

Watch the movie Tom & Jerry at sundown at Polaris Fashion Place! Registration is required. Gates open at 7:00 PM on Friday.

4. Screen on the Green at Goodale Park

Head to Goodale Park for a free movie under the stars! Watch Paddington 2 on the softball field! Come early for food trucks! The event begins at 7:45 PM on Friday.


Thanks to Leeds Farm for sponsoring this post!

Leeds Farm features fall family fun on the farm! 

We have enough farm and fun activities to keep your family moving all day, including hayrides, feeding farm animals, Pumpkin Jumps, John Deere Combine Slide, Mountain Slides, Zip Lines, Rolling Tubes, Straw Forts, Pig Races, Pedal Carts, Trike Track, Tractor Tire Tower, Iron Horse Corral, pumpkins galore, and much more!

New this year: the Pumpkin Plunge slide at the all-new Green Acres activity area! Admission includes all activities except the Big Zip.

A pre-purchased ticket is required for every guest aged 3+. Visit www.LeedsFarm.com for details and to purchase tickets. 

Leeds farm is open six weekends only from 10-5 starting September 18 and is located at 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander. 


5. Columbus Superhero Adventure

The World’s Largest Outdoor Escape Game will take place in Columbus on Saturday! Solve puzzles and collect clues to save the world! Tickets are sold per team of up to 6 players. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

6. Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Easton Town Center

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck continues its 2021 tour of the East by rolling back into Columbus this Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Easton Town Center near Crate & Barrel. You can purchase exclusive Hello Kitty collectibles and goodies! Credit/debit cards only.

Related: 5 Tasty Kid-Friendly Restaurants at Easton Town Center

7. 25th Annual Wool Gathering at Young’s Jersey Dairy

This event includes wool bearing animals, shearing demonstrations, wool spinning, weavers and over 100 vendors. This is a free event on Saturday and Sunday.

Related: 3 Fun Things to do with Kids in Yellow Springs

8. Storytime with author S.R.D. Harris at Cover to Cover Books for Young Readers

Join S.R.D. Harris for a reading of her new book Future Miss President. The story time takes place on Saturday at 10:00 AM.

Related: 5 Magical Children’s Bookstores in Central Ohio

9. Flower Power Days at The Maize at Little Darby Creek

The Maize at Little Darby Creek opens this weekend and they will also be offering U-Pick sunflowers and zinnias.

10. September Saturday Art Brunch

Saturday Art Brunch takes place from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday and includes a food truck, live jazz music, a chalk artist and more art on display!

11. Open Barn Days 2021 at Sunrise Sanctuary

Visit the animal residents at Sunrise Sanctuary one day a month! Hours are this Saturday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Purchase tickets in advance if possible!

Related: Petting Zoos and Animal Farms in Ohio Your Kids Will Love to Visit

12. End of Summer- Back in School Bash in Historic Dublin

This event includes art work being done on site, games, crafts, magic, cartoon artists, Spider Man and Rapunzel! Hours are Saturday from 1:00 PM 4:00 PM in Historic Dublin.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Dublin, Ohio

13. For Families: Build a Bird Nest at Blendon Woods Metro Park

On Saturday at 2:00 PM you can learn about how birds build nests and build your own at Blendon Woods Metro Park Nature Center.

14. Festival Latino at Columbus Commons

This is a free, family-friendly concert at Columbus Commons on Saturday night at 5:00 PM. The concert is free, but tickets must be reserved in advance online. You can also watch the concert live streamed on the Festival Latino website and their Facebook page.

15. Parent’s Night Out “BLAST OFF” at Dublin Toy Emporium

Drop the kids off on Saturday at 6:15 PM for a kraft and themed hunt, dinner and dessert! Reserve your spot in advance!

16. German Village Makers Market

This outdoor market takes place on Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and includes over 70 local makers and 4 food trucks.

Nearby: 8 Reasons Why You Should Visit Schiller Park

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*


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